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Golden Delicious Apple yellow fruit on tree
Golden Delicious Apple potted tree on white
Golden Delicious Apple green leaf on white
Golden Delicious Apple yellow fruit on tree
Golden Delicious Apple potted tree on white
Golden Delicious Apple green leaf on white

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 15-18' tall
  • Mature Width: 15-18' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 15-18' apart



  • Fragrant white flowers bloom in spring, attracting local pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies.
  • Deliciously classic yellow apples harvest mid-fall, perfect for fresh eating, baking, and canning
  • Disease-resistant and adaptable to most soil types.
  • Will need a pollinator to produce fruit.
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Yellow Golden Delicious Apple

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious'

Regular price Sale price $337.50 Regular Price

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Why the Yellow Golden Delicious Apple?

If you love the smooth, sweet, mellow flavor of the Golden Delicious apple (a.k.a. Yellow Delicious apple), you’re not alone. This people-pleaser ranks near the top of the list of America’s favorite apples. Only Red Delicious outranks it, and that variety’s hold on the number one spot is slipping. But here the thing—if you’ve only eaten supermarket Golden Delicious apples, you probably don’t even realize how scrumptious this variety can be! Golden Delicious apples destined for the mass market are usually picked unripe, stored for months, and shipped hundreds of miles. A Golden Delicious apple picked fresh and perfectly ripe off your own tree, on the other hand, will be honey-sweet and bursting with flavor. You’ll be amazed at the difference.

The original Golden Delicious Apple Tree was discovered in West Virginia by a farmer named Anderson Mullins in 1905. The chance seedling was likely the offspring of a popular apple at the time called Grimes Golden, which itself may have originated with Johnny Appleseed (yes, he was a real person—John Chapman), whose brother owned an orchard not far from the Mullins farm. Mullins knew he had something special in the new apple, and in 1914 he send the Stark Brothers Nursery a sample. Stark Bros. was astounded by the find and immediately bought the rights to the variety. It was named ‘Golden Delicious’ to play off of the popularity of Stark’s ‘Delicious’ apple, which was changed to ‘Red Delicious’ to avoid confusion. ‘Red Delicious’ and ‘Golden Delicious’ are actually unrelated plants.

How to use in the landscape?

The Golden Delicious apple is a dependable, all-purpose apple. Soft but not mushy, it’s excellent in apple pie. It also makes mouth-watering apple butter, applesauce, and cider. And of course, Golden Delicious is one of the best apples around for healthy, fresh snacking. This sweet and mild variety is a favorite of picky kids everywhere, and its low acid content makes it a particularly easily digestible apple for people with tender stomachs.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-8

    Mature Height: 15-18' tall

    Mature Width: 15-18' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade

    Spacing: 15-18' apart

How To Plant

The Golden Delicious Apple Tree is partially self-fertile, meaning that it will set some fruit without another pollinator around, but harvests will be more generous with a suitable Apple Tree, like Red Delicious or Empire, or a Crabapple, like Prairie Fire or Louisa, nearby. Plant your tree in a sunny, open, well-drained site and water regularly. As far as Apple Trees go, Golden Delicious is fairly easy to grow and reliably produces heavy crops.

Q: How large will the Golden Delicious Apple be when mature?

A: We grow Golden Delicious Apples on a semi-dwarfing rootstock (S-M7). This will give you an apple that will grow 12-15’ in height and width before pruning to form. You can expect a substantial harvest in 3 to 5 years using this rootstock, or about 3 years after planted at your home.

How To Water

Water deeply, and regularly during its first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, and especially during prolonged dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established. It is essential to water your apple tree 2-3 times a week, applying the water slowly to go deeper to the root system.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8


How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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